LEANDA CAVE

Born in Louth, England, Cave has been competing in triathlons since 1994. In 2001, Cave was the European Under-23 Champion. The following year, she made her international debut with silver medal finishes at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and at the European Championships. Cave earned her first world title at the 2002 ITU World Championships in Cancun, Mexico.

 

Cave began her triathlon career at the Olympic distance and gradually made her way to dominating the long-course triathlon. Cave now holds world titles spanning all four major triathlon distances. In 2012, Cave became the only female triathlete to win the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship and IRONMAN World Championship in the same year. Following her successes in the IRONMAN championships, Cave was recognized by CNN as one of the “World’s Fittest Women.”

 

Cave has received numerous awards throughout her professional career. She’s a two-time recipient of the Welsh Sports Personality of the Year Award (2002 and 2012); the 2012 Endurance LIVE Female Athlete of the Year Award; and the 2013 British Gold Pin Award, recognizing her significance and long standing contribution to triathlon.

 

Birthplace: Louth, England

Birthday: March 9th

Residence: Miami Beach, FL

Citizenship: British & American

Hobbies & Interests: Fashion design

Current causes: ST-Jude’s Hospital, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

WAR on ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Melanoma Research Foundation

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2013 British Gold Pin Award

2012 World Top ten fittest female

2012 Year the of Athlete Female Endurance athlete

2002 Welsh Sports Personality of the Year Award

 

RACING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Four (4) time  Triathlon World Champion

Thirty two (32) Triathlon victories

2012 Ironman 70.3 & Ironman Hawaii Champion

2011 Silver at ITU Long Distance World Championships

2011 Bronze at Ironman World Championships

2010 Silver at Ironman 70.3 World Championships

2007 Bronze at 70.3 World Championships

2007 Gold at ITU Long Distance World Championship

2002 Gold at ITU World Championship

2002 Silver at Commonwealth Manchester games